We took a day off from bus renovations Saturday. Linda wanted to rest and I had a special project to tackle. I built the ultimate cat house. A bit of background is in order.
Our neighbors cat, Delaney, started hanging out at our house about a month ago. She is an indoor/outdoor cat who seems to be one tough bitch – in the most loving way possible. She is mountain smart, trail savvy, and both a fighter and a lover. I think her only fear are Rottweilers. Her human mom and dad have two adult Rotties and a few pups. We all suspect this is the reason Delaney ran away from home and started hanging at our house.
After a few failed attempts to return Delaney to her home; we all agreed it was in her best interest to let the girl hang out at our house. In other words, Linda and I are foster parents for Delaney.
For a few weeks, she ate dinner on our front porch and slept on the downstairs porch. Then, I began going out to the porch after dinner and enjoying a glass of wine while Delaney laid on my lap. Yes, a romance was blossoming.
As the temperature has dropped this past week, Linda and I felt bad that Delaney was outside in the cold. There is no way that Mia and Shelly O (our two indoor cats) would ever allow Delaney to enter the house. Yet, I knew no feline foster parent worth their salt would allow a cat to be outside in freezing temperatures.
The solution was to build Delaney a house. Using salvage materials in my workshop, I constructed a house that sits on our porch. The house has an opening to the outside that is covered by a blanket. There is a window and a red heat lamp. Best of all, Delaney’s house is large enough for me to join her for cocktails.
The first photo shows Mia wondering why is there another cat in my house.